What I Want Wednesday

What I really want right now is for a fully charged phone…

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Eh, so I may or may not have accidentally left my cellphone charger plugged into my computer at work today when I was reading The Moon and More during my lunch break.

And since I currently have 8% left on my battery I figured to be on the safe side I would turn it off for now.

That means that I don’t have any pictures right now. I actually have my full WIAW post written up… but no beautiful imagery to go along with it.

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This will just serve as a placeholder until later tomorrow (Wednesday) when I can get my charger!

P.S. It just so happens that the planned title of my post fits in perfectly with this unfortunate mistake as well… So, what did I ACTUALLY want this Wednesday? Well, you’ll just have to wait to find out! πŸ˜‰

10:00 PM and time to take a cue from these furry buddies. Ready to recharge! πŸ˜‰

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I finally got my charger! Edited to add my post:

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Yo I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want

So tell me what you want, what you really, really want

I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha)

I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends

(Gotta get with my friends)

Make it last forever, friendship never ends

If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give

(You’ve got to give)

Taking is too easy, but that’s the way it is

Now for those of you who literally cringed as you read those lyrics, my sincerest apologies. Really. I understand how just the thought of hearing this Spice Girl song again may be enough to make you bang your head against your desk (but please don’t bang your head against your desk, you still have this entire post to read! πŸ˜‰ ).

As you can tell by that intro, I’m going to tell you what I really really want. No worries– not in line what the original lyrics had in mind AT ALL. What I really want is to share with you what I’ve been up to this past week. And as the second part of the lyrics suggest, “[I] have got to give” as well! So in reward for reading my recap, there is a surprise at the bottom! (Which I am sure most of you have now stopped reading to go see what it is… Okay, are you back now?)

Some may call this a mini photo dump, so I’ll keep the words to a minimum.

The past two weekends I’ve taken the long (3+ hour) trek home to go to two of my high school friends graduation parties. Here are the cute favors that I got at the one:

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I totally want to have another graduation party after seeing all of the fun decorations that these girls had. The first that I went to held the party at her aunt’s. The tables were super colorful with polka dot balloons, and they had their in-ground pool open with a waterslide for the kids. The second party was Minnie Mouse-themed with a super cute cake! Pink everywhere. I was in heaven.

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Courtesy of the mom’s facebook page!

Whenever I come home for the weekend I usually arrive at the house around 10:00 or 11:00 to my family sprawled out on the couches and chairs of our living room. Fast asleep.

I can always count on my dog Lilly though to come running up to me and wag around like the little rodent she is (said in the most loving way possible!). Every time I have to set down all of my bags, sit down on the ground, and immediately she jumps up on my lap to give me a gazillion kisses. Then for the rest of the weekend she is basically attached to my hip.

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Such a lap baby.

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Usually I also get a nice welcome back from Scout. A little scratch of her back and she’s got her fill of me.

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(So this post is much more word-heavy than I had planned, but I’m just going with it!)

Besides my family, friends and pets, I also really look forward to getting to lay out on our deck. As long as it’s warm I go out there a few times every weekend to eat my meals or read.

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When I’m home I of course always cook at least one meal for my parents. Usually breakfast!

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This time it was pancakes on both Saturday and Sunday morning. On Saturday I used a recipe that I found online fromΒ Civilized Caveman Cooking. It received a thumbs up from me for being super easy! My parents thought they were okay and said they’d eat them again.

These are the pancakes that I made on Sunday from a recipe of my own creation.

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*Hint Hint* — *This may or may not be the surprise at the bottom!*

On my way back Sunday evenings I have been listening to not my radio (still messed up), but either my Pitch Perfect CD or audio books. I made it through the first four CDs of aΒ Lord of the Rings Radio DramatizationΒ (really good!).

Now I’m giving those a break to listen toΒ BossypantsΒ by Tina Fey.

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My trips back usually involve some banana eating as well. This picture is for youΒ Meghan. Is a traffic jam in the middle of the highway public enough to qualify for some #publicbanana goodness? (Check outΒ Allie’s postΒ for some more #publicbanana fun if you haven’t already. Totally jealous!).

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Then when I get back to my apartment I run around putting everything away. It takes about 10 minutes and I do it before anything else (including making my supper) because otherwise it will never get done and I’ll still have full bags at the end of the week.

And what happens when a self-declared klutz runs around like a maniac with a hungry belly?

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Yep. She cuts herself on who knows what.

But she doesn’t let that stop her. Hence the blood, making it look ten times worse than it actually was.

After I had put everything away I cleaned it up and put on a Scooby Doo Band-aid…. What? You don’t have a box of those in your cupboard? I also have neon bandages but I thought Scooby was more appropriate because I was going to be watching him later on Netflix.

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So while I ate supper, bandaged up with Scooby, I also enjoyed watchingΒ Scooby Doo Mystery IncorporatedΒ on my laptop. Quite the interesting series displaying the characters in High School. At least check out the first episode if you haven’t already!

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Now that I have thoroughly exhausted all interesting photos on my phone, I think it’s time to fulfill my promise of a surprise. I mentioned above that I made pancakes over the weekend. One from this girl, but the second time I made the recipe all by myself. Stuffed with blueberries and drizzled with honey, these are the favorite of about the twenty Paleo pancakes that I have made my parents so far. They said that they were the “real deal.” (Not their exact words, but basically. I’m not sure any parents who would really say “real deal”).

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Unbelievably Grain-Free Berry Pancakes

Grain/Gluten/Wheat-Free, Paleo/GAPS-Friendly, Nut/Dairy-Free Option

Makes two batches of three pancakes

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Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (I used full-fat cow’s – Can use dairy-free kind too)
  • 1 tsp vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup almond flour (or other nut/seed flour)
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • frozen/fresh blueberries

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Directions:

  1. Preheat griddle to 350 degrees (or a pan to about medium heat). Coat with coconut oil, ghee, or cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  2. Put all of the wet ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Then add the dry ingredients and combine again.
  4. Using a 1/3 cup measuring spoon scoop portion out the batter onto your griddle in medium-sized circles, spreading with the back of the measuring cup if too small.
  5. Cook for approximately 3 minutes, then place a few (5 or so) blueberries on each pancake. Cook for another minute until the side facing up is bubbly. Flip and cook for approximately four more minutes. Repeat with remaining batter and serve!

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Now go whip up some pancakes! (maybe for your Dad this coming Sunday??)

Thank you for standing by this morning when I had my technical difficulties with this post!

Recipe shared at Real Food Forager.

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Have you ever had any setbacks when getting a post ready for your blog?

What do you want this Wednesday? And what are you going to do to make it happen?! πŸ™‚

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Edited to add: I’m also going to link this post up with Meghan at Clean Eats Fast Feets for her Week in Review. I forgot to do this when I first published and Meghan’s post bright and early this Monday morning reminded me… πŸ™‚

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39 Thoughts on “What I Want Wednesday

  1. Oh no! I hope you can retrieve your charger soon!

  2. That’s totally something I would do! haha

  3. I love this post! So much random amazingness to keep me occupied!! Scooby, batteries, pancakes, graduation – OH MY! πŸ˜‰

  4. The raccoon pic was too cute, stinks you forgot your charger. The pancakes looks great and I am all for grain free! Yum!

  5. I feel ya on the pancake lovin ;). Those look fan-freaking-tastic. And omg we are twins. I was literally singing (ok, I can’t sing at all, I was yelling. I was just yelling.) that spice girls song to my bf the other day for NO reason hahahaha

    • I know! When I saw your posts the past few days I was like— it’s just gluten-free pancakes galore between the two of us πŸ˜‰

      I have no idea why that song even popped up in my head but that’s so weird that you was singing it the other day too!!

  6. I am happy to see the Spice Girl lyrics πŸ™‚ Gosh, I couldn’t get enough of them as a young girl! Posh was always my favorite. Also, I love how this post is all over the place πŸ™‚ It kept me very entertained!

    • Sadly I was a tad too young to appreciate them in their prime, but that song appeared in so many movies that I watched as a teen! Posh is my favorite too πŸ™‚

      Haha. I noticed as I was writing it that there was no real direction. Sorry about that! Glad you were able to follow!

  7. Cringe when Spice Girls lyrics are involved? I think not. Quickly Youtube the video so you can rock out at work? I think so.

    Aww, I love all your fuzzy friends! And haha, my parents never stay up for me either when I go home to visit. And then also expect me to make breakfast. That’s the problem once your family knows you like to cook…they expect it πŸ˜‰

    YES, so glad you’re listening to Bossypants! I’m about halfway through the audiobook now, and I STILL love it. And I’m also beyond excited that you’re #publicbanana-ing. #publicbanana for all! Bananas and Tina Fey? Sounds like the perfect drive.

    • I bet the people at work just love you now… πŸ™‚

      My parents attempt to stay up but when I don’t normally get home until 11 it’s understandable. I usually go to bed at 10 so it’s late for me as well. Oh, and yes to the cooking comment. As soon as my mom and dad discovered that I liked to cook I began making a lot of the family meals. Actually in my last few years of high school I basically made supper every night or else we would have just had to eat sandwiches. Lol.

      I am trying to draw out CD number 5 but it’s not going to last much longer. Now I need something to listen to on the way home this weekend. And yes, the drive went by very quickly with Tina and bananas πŸ™‚

  8. Wow your cat looks super similar to mine! It’s actually a little scary!

  9. i don’t think you understand how much I love cotton candy, at all. I need to look away… so delicious!

  10. What a cute cat! I love pancakes and make them every weekend, this recipe looks like a great one! Yay scooby doo! πŸ™‚

  11. Love it! Love it! Love it! So glad you joined the #publicbanana revolution and that your phone is fully charged again so you could share all these blueberry pancake pictures with us. I love fresh fruit in pancakes. In fact, I think I like the fruit better than the pancakes. πŸ˜‰

    • I don’t even tweet but #publicbanana is definitely a trend that I would launch onto if I did πŸ™‚ Back when I was actually making pancakes for myself my mom would come down in the morning and semi freak out because my fingers would be so dark and blue… It was just so hard to not reach in and eat all of the frozen blueberries! Sometimes I’d just eat the whole bag and call it a meal. Haha.

  12. Those pancakes look delicious! I’ve tried coconut flour but never almond flour before.

    Your cat is too cute!

    Love the scooby doo bandaid πŸ˜‰

    • You should definitely buy a bag of almond flour and try this out! You could even try whole wheat flour for a similar texture but I haven’t tried these out with that so I’m not 100% sure.

  13. This pancakes look so good, and your dog is super cute πŸ™‚

  14. Your pancake photos make me totally hungry πŸ™‚

  15. Gosh I don’t even know where to begin! List form comment it is.
    1. Those bunnies are adorable. Ohmygosh.
    2. That song is totally going to be stuck in my head for forever now. πŸ˜›
    3. Those grad party favors are just adorable!
    4. I love that you can always count on a nice greeting from a dog. πŸ™‚
    5. The boys I babysit have those same bandages. I love Scooby-Doo (still)! Glad your wound wasn’t too bad!
    I’ve never had any setbacks except lack of motivation. Well that and bad or blurry pictures. Yikes. Glad you got everything all sorted out!

    • 1. I felt the bunnies appropriately explained my cellphone battery situation as well as how I feel currently. Lol. I need a recharge.
      2. You’re welcome πŸ˜›
      3. I had a pretty nice grad party but no favors so now I feel like I should have kicked it up on notch!
      4. Dogs are a girl’s best friend!
      5. Now I feel like a little kid… Haha. That’s okay- I still like the band-aids. Surprising the cut is still going strong and has gotten worse. No idea why.

      Blurry pictures are the biggest setback for me too. I have tons of recipes that I want to post but the pictures just don’t cut it.

  16. Love the #publicbanana!! Those pancakes of yours look amazing! I’m hanging onto the recipe for the next time I want pancakes!!

  17. Love the Minnie graduation cake! Love the Scooby Doo bandaid, too. I’ve always been a big Scooby fan. Have a great week, Madison!

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